Marlow, Alabama

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Marlow, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Marlow, Alabama is located in Alabama
Marlow, Alabama
Marlow, Alabama
Marlow, Alabama is located in the US
Marlow, Alabama
Marlow, Alabama
Coordinates: 30°27′40″N 87°47′57″W / 30.46111°N 87.79917°W / 30.46111; -87.79917Coordinates: 30°27′40″N 87°47′57″W / 30.46111°N 87.79917°W / 30.46111; -87.79917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 122291[1]

Marlow is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

The community is named in honor of a local Methodist church.[2] A post office operated under the name Marlow from 1887 to 1909.[3]

Marlow is the former site of Marlow Ferry. The ferry was used by Andrew Jackson and his troops during the War of 1812 and by the Union Army during the American Civil War. The ferry crossed the Fish River, and was an originating point for produce headed to Mobile.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marlow". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 91. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  4. ^ Jackson, John. "Historic Marlow Ferry, Part II". gulfcoastnewstoday.com. Gulf Coast News Today. Retrieved 7 January 2016.[permanent dead link]

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